Announcements

Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  Dues are due annually at the beginning of each New Year.  Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year.  Student memberships are free.  PLEASE renew your membership as soon as possible by check to Inland Northwest Woodturners, cash to Carl at a meeting, or credit card via our card reader with Carl at a meeting.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation !  We had a fantastic 2015 with much accomplished.  We look forward to another great year at INW!  Join us !!!  There was a good renewal at the January meeting.  I would love to see this continued and finish up renewals so I can concentrate on other Club functions !  New memberships are always welcome !

NEXT CLUB MEETING:  March 3rd, 6:30 PM at WoodCraft on Sullivan in the Valley.  Topic to be announced soon.  Please check back.

3rd Saturday -- at Riverview -- Riverview Retirement Community Workshop -- 1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM.  If a session is BEING HELD OR BEING CANCELLED, you should be able to find out in this announcement several days prior to the session!!!  February 20th  is the next session and will be a turning session for problem solving and guidance, from beginner to intermediate.  Coordinator: Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  

AV PERSON  STILL SOUGHT!

The new AV/lathe cage set up at WoodCraft is working GREAT!. Big thanks to Rosemary and Nick for allowing us to put this installation in their classroom. Your club dues are being put to good use !  Pete has retired as the main A/V resource for club meetings,  AND with Carl as Treasurer as well as still working some meeting dates in Yakima,  an Audio Visual person is sought to help out at club meetings !  Please express your interest to any Board member.  It is not a difficult job and training /orientation to our system will be arranged.  REALLY WE CAN USE THE HELP AND YOU WILL LEARN AND PRACTICE SOME USEFUL A/V SKILLS !

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2016 BOARD AND OFFICER CHANGES:  Come the New Year, the Board and Officers would like to get new people involved.  Some of our members have worked exceedingly hard and could use a break.  We encourage any members to talk to current Board members or Officers to find a position in our organization that suits your desires !  

Everyone is welcome to attend the lunch Board meetings, held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.  We really would love to see members step up to the plate and support their Club with sweat equity.  The present meeting location is Frankee Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Good food and great service !  Come on down !!!

Web Site iOS Problem Solved!!! - The problem with users of iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, Macs, etc.) not accessing the Members' Only areas has been solved.  We have also identified the problem with some users not being able to upload images - each image uploaded, whether for your profile, background or photo galleries, must have a unique name.  On one user's iPad every image uploaded was named image.jpg and the website rejected the images because that name had already been used for the profile image. Some things may look a little "weird" until we get all the kinks worked out.  If you are having trouble accessing any  features, please let the new webmaster, Ron Valley, or Frank Hutchison, know.  You now have the capability to enter your phone number and Email address to your profile and you decide if anyone can see it.  Just go to My Account and click on the My Profile button on the left.

TreeFalls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

Important Safety Considerations for future cuttings: All attendees are asked to wear eye and ear protection since several chainsaws will be in use. If you have not done so already, you will also be asked to sign a waiver in order to participate. Those members who have attended the chainsaw training sessions are invited to operate saws. Future harvests will be planned to include brief Chain Saw Safety training sessions for those that want to participate. Of interest see this great Chaps demo by Ask This Old House !

HOW DO I SAFELY Fell a tree?  This video is a must watch !

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